SmartNets 2018


The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking (SmartNets 2018), hold in the beautiful city of Hammamet-Tunisia on 16-17 November, 2018.
SmartNets 2018 was technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Tunisia section, IEEE ComSoc Tunisia Chapter and IPv6 Forum.

SmartNets 2018 provided an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience to meet colleagues and to share new ideas and knowledge on theoretical and practical aspects related to the Future of the Internet, the Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Smart Factories. The Conference enjoys strong participation from researchers in both industry and academia.



Keynote Speakers



Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi,

Specially Appointed Professor for Research
Research Organization of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University



Fumiyuki Adachi received the B.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1973 and 1984, respectively. In April 1973, he joined the Electrical Communications Laboratories of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (now NTT) and conducted various researches on digital cellular mobile communications. From July 1992 to December 1999, he was with NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (now NTT DoCoMo, Inc.), where he led a research group on Wideband CDMA for 3G systems. Since January 2000, he has been with Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. His research interests are in wireless signal processing (multi-access, equalization, antenna diversity, adaptive transmission, channel coding, etc.) and networking.

He is an IEEE Life Fellow and an IEICE Fellow. He was a recipient of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Avant Garde Award 2000, IEICE Achievement Award 2002, Thomson Scientific Research Front Award 2004, Ericsson Telecommunications Award 2008, Prime Minister Invention Award 2010, KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award 2012, C&C Prize 2014, IEEE VTS Stuart Meyer Memorial Award 2017, and IEEE ComSoc RCC Technical Recognition Award 2017. He is listed in Highly Cited Researchers 2001 (


Title:       Evolution Into 5G and Distributed MIMO for enhanced Mobile Broadband



Mr. Fawzi Behmann,

President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc. 
Vice-Chair and DL, IEEE North America Communications Society



Fawzi is the president of Telnet Management Consulting, Inc. Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader,
author, entrepreneur, and evangelist in advancing the adoption of technology in serving humanity.
Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with
Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment
vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, product
management, solution development and GOTO market.
Fawzi is passionate about technology automation and has founded TelNet Management Consulting
Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, and IoT/AI/5G
technology positioning, smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare,
mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.
Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, and presenter at several domestic and
international conferences. Fawzi has several publications and co-authored a new book on the subject
of future IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “
published by Wiley.


Fawzi is a senior member of IEEE and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communications
and vice chair for IEEE ComSoc North America, and board member of Austin CityUp. Fawzi is
currently chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Committee chair of conferences. Fawzi was a
recipient of several awards from Industry and IEEE. Most recent is 2017 IEEE Communications
Society Chapter of the Year award and IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.
Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University,
Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive
MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario Canada.


Title:     “IoT, 5G and AI enable personalization of services” for Smart Cities


Mr. Javier Gabas,

Libelium, Sales Area Manager Agriculture, Water, Environment, Education & Research.
Asisa, Pacific, Africa, CIS.




Organization Committee

Honorary General Chair

Latif LadidUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


General Chairs

    Tarek BejaouiUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia

    Nidal NasserAlfaisal University, KSA


 Technical Program Chairs  

   Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications, Brazil

   Ahmed MeddahiInstitut Mines-Telecom Lille, France


     – Industry 4.0 & The Connected Factory Track Chairs

          Sami Benjamaa, CIO, Coca Cola East Japan, Japan

          Vijay Rao, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


    – Satellites IoT and M2M Networks Track Chairs

          Michele LuglioUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

          Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul, University of Rennes I, France


    – Next Generation Networks and CPS Track Chairs

          Haris Gacanin, Nokia Bell Labs., Antwerp, Belgium

          Mohamed LaaraiedhUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia


    – Cloud Computing for Internet of Things Track Chairs

          Wael Guibene, Intel Corporation, California, USA

          Tomohiko TaniguchiFujitsu Laboratories Limited, Japan


   – Smart Cities and Internet of Everything Track Chairs

          Antonio J. JaraHOP Ubiquitous, Spain

          Amin ZribiUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia


   – Smart Healthcare Systems

          Hamid McheickUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada

          Najeh LakhouaUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia


   – Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning  Track Chairs

          Rim MoussaUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia

          Ladjel Bellatreche, LIAS-ISAE/ENSMA, France


   – Security and Privacy for Smart IoT and CPS

          Nihel Ben YoussefUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia

          Zonghua Zhang, Institut Mines Telecom Lille, France

Workshop Chairs

Brahim MezghaniUniversity of Sfax, Tunisia

Habib KamounUniversity of Sfax, Tunisia


Publicity Chairs

Venkatesha PrasadDelft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Registration Chair

Youssef LaarouchiEDF R&D, France

Local Organizing Committee Chairs

Amin ZribiUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia

Nihel Ben YoussefUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia

Mohamed LaaraiedhUniversity of Carthage, Tunisia


All accepted papers have been published in IEEE Xplore:


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